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Silver
10-21-2007, 03:28 PM
$130! And no shipping cause I picked it up myself.

It's an older Ashford Traditional.. from the 70's, but it spins beautifully. It doesn't spin as nicely as my larger wheel, but still, it's a great find for a second wheel. :woohoo:

(I still want a Joy though.)

http://www.cometosilver.com/spin/equipment/image/425/DSC01052.JPG

Doublereeder2
10-21-2007, 04:12 PM
What a great find!!

mamahoov
10-21-2007, 04:27 PM
Wow! Great find.:thumbsup:
Enjoy!!
amy in ne

mrslevite
10-21-2007, 06:53 PM
Congratulations! :mrgreen:

swamp_deb
10-21-2007, 09:16 PM
Congratulations, it looks really well taken care of. What is your other wheel?

Silver
10-21-2007, 10:50 PM
My other one is the handmade wheel my dad made for me.

http://www.cometosilver.com/spin/equipment/image/425/spinningwheel.jpg

swamp_deb
10-22-2007, 07:41 AM
My other one is the handmade wheel my dad made for me.

http://www.cometosilver.com/spin/equipment/image/425/spinningwheel.jpg

I knew that you knitted, taught classes, and that you openly share your talents with other knitters. Didn't know that you are a spinner too. Thanks for sharing the picture of the gorgeous wheel that your Dad made for you, that is such a wonderful gift that he has given you. I know that I treasure everything that my parents made and have given me.

I can't get over how beautiful that wheel is!

Silver
10-22-2007, 07:47 AM
Thanks Deb. My dad is super talented and is a brilliant woodworker. He is a luthier professionally (he builds electric guitars (http://www.ronkirn.com)), but he can make anything with wood. This was his first and only spinning wheel, and he didn't know a thing about them before he started. But it's the best wheel I've ever tried. It's big and sturdy, and I can spin anything from lace weight cashmere to hemp rope on it. lol

He's also made a drum carder (http://www.cometosilver.com/spin/equipment/drumcarder.jpg), hand cards (http://www.cometosilver.com/spin/equipment/carders.jpg), and English combs (http://www.cometosilver.com/spin/equipment/englishcombs.jpg) for me. (I know.. I'm a lucky girl. :) )

mullerslanefarm
10-22-2007, 08:09 AM
She's beautiful Kristen. (But then I'm biased because I have one just like her!)

swamp_deb
10-22-2007, 08:53 AM
Thanks Deb. My dad is super talented and is a brilliant woodworker. He is a luthier professionally (he builds electric guitars (http://www.ronkirn.com)), but he can make anything with wood. This was his first and only spinning wheel, and he didn't know a thing about them before he started. But it's the best wheel I've ever tried. It's big and sturdy, and I can spin anything from lace weight cashmere to hemp rope on it. lol

He's also made a drum carder (http://www.cometosilver.com/spin/equipment/drumcarder.jpg), hand cards (http://www.cometosilver.com/spin/equipment/carders.jpg), and English combs (http://www.cometosilver.com/spin/equipment/englishcombs.jpg) for me. (I know.. I'm a lucky girl. :) )


I am so impressed with his beautiful guitars, (I sent the link to a friend who plays). I can see that talent runs in the family. My Dad is 82 so his hands aren't as steady as they used to be or I would be getting my own custom made wheel. I do have a soap mold and cutter that he made for me a few years back and they are treasures.

Thanks again for sharing, you are a blessed girl. :thumbsup:

mamahoov
10-22-2007, 08:38 PM
Gorgeous wheel! LOVE the colors! What a wonderful father you have to make you such special gifts.

amy in ne